Foss responders

Foss responders is a community-led project to support (FL)OSS technology projects during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After the initial lockdown measures globally many (FL)OSS projects and events either cancelled, rescheduled or move to an online model. (FL)OSS organisations also had to layoff staff or greatly reduce their costs to compensate for these expensive shifts in ...

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Open Design : Designers in Open Source

‘Open Design’ aims to learn how, as a design community and an open source software community, we can increase and sustain meaningful design contributions to open source and advocate for designers embracing OSS as part of their learning and careers. The first phase of Open Design was funded by Adobe’s fund for design while I ...

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Isooko : Peace technology

Isooko is a funded consortium project where Ushahidi was the technology partner in discovering whether technology can aid peacebuilding education/activities. Activities were primarly undertaken in Rwanda and Kenya due to tribal and political conflict and the subsequent peacebuilding efforts of organisations and governments. The Isooko project has several packages of work dispersed amongst the relevant ...

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HDX Integration

A partnership project between the Humanitarian Data Exchange and Ushahidi. This project aimed to integrate the two platforms in order to make best use of each set of features, primarily the sharing of data openly within the humanitarian sector.   The HDX project was like many other at Ushahidi but is of note due to ...

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TenFour

TenFour is one of Ushahidi’s suite of humanitarian, open source tech tools. It aims to aggregate communication methods into a single platform in order to reduce comms related mistakes and chaos when a crisis is happening. Developed after a terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi it is a deeply important problem in the crisis ...

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Ushahidi : Data collection platform

Working at Ushahidi as a product designer and then lead designer, I worked on Ushahidi’s flagship tool ‘Ushahidi:Platform’ an open source data collection platform used in crisis scenarios and for human rights cases. Ushahidi was founded in 2010 after election violence in Kenya during the country’s first democratic elections and has since grown through 3 ...

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Ushahidi:DREAMS

One of the first projects during my time at Ushahidi was additional feature designs and user-testing for the Ushahidi data collection platform in order for the DREAMS program partners to effectively send SMS surveys to multiple beneficiaries.   Alongside UX design, UI design, and user testing prototypes I created some marketing and promotional materials to ...

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Green Map

The Green Map project is a global initiative to create maps that don’t rely heavily on the ‘native’ language of the area and promotes a universal language through iconography to be used across the globe. The premise being to encourage people to investigate their local surrounding for eco-friendly alternatives and green spaces to enjoy. I ...

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